Early Signs of Vision Problems

No matter how old your child is, if you spot any one of the following signs, consult your pediatrician:

• Your child’s eyes flutter quickly from side to side or up and down.

• The eyes are always watery.

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How to Detect Infant Vision Problems

• The eyes are always sensitive to light.

• Any change in the eyes from their usual appearance.

• You see white, grayish-white or yellow-colored material in the pupil.

• There is redness in either eye that doesn’t go away after several days.

• There is continued pus or crust in either eye.

• The eyes look crossed, turn out or don’t focus together.

• Your child often rubs either eye.

• Your child often squints.

• Your child often tilts (or turns) his or her head.

• Either eyelid appears to droop.

• Either eye appears to bulge.

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